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The Man Who Died Twice book club questions

If your book club has already read The Thursday Murder Club, dive into book #2: The Man Who Died Twice.

Following The Thursday Murder Club, The Man Who Died Twice follows the quirky group of sleuths in catching a ruthless murderer. When Elizabeth receives a letter from a former colleague, she and the crew get caught up in a plot involving stolen diamonds, a violent mobster, and a very big mistake.

For book clubs that read the first book, this equally exciting follow-up should definitely be added to your rotation.

Discussion points and questions

  • The novel kicks off when Elizabeth is reunited with her ex-husband, Douglas, who admits to stealing twenty million pounds worth of diamonds. Where did you think Douglas hid the diamonds? Were you correct?
  • What do you think you and your friends would do if you stumbled across twenty million dollars? How would you split it? What’s the first thing you would buy? What do you think your friends would buy? What charities would you support?
  • Ibrahim is accosted by teenagers while out on the town by himself, a traumatic event that lands him in the hospital and ultimately results in him completely withdrawing from his friends’ outings. As he recovers, Ibrahim thinks to himself: “They say a man who desires revenge should dig two graves, and this is surely right.” What do you think he meant by this?  
  • Once more, Elizabeth somehow seems to be ten steps ahead of everyone else. Did you doubt her instincts at any point? If so, why? What makes her such a good leader for the group? Who would you rather have on your side, Elizabeth or Bogdan?
  • Have you ever been lonely in a new town? How did you overcome it?
  • Did you suspect Joyce’s friendship bracelets would play the role they did in solving the mystery of the missing diamonds? What about the locket? When did you know, and why?
  • Who is your worst ex?
  • How do you think the dynamics of the Thursday Murder Club shifted once Ibrahim stepped back after his assault? Did the Club’s relationship with Donna and Chris or Bogdan change in any way? Discuss. 
  • Do the books in the Thursday Murder Club series make you want to visit England, or avoid it at all costs?
  • Did you guess how the dead-letter drops would be used in the novel? If you had to hide something, what would you use for a dead-letter drop?
  • Who did you think was behind the murders? Were you correct?
  • Would you be happy with a dog named Alan? What is an acceptable name for a pet, and what is unacceptable?


Starting from the beginning of the series? Check out the book club questions for The Thursday Murder Club

The Man Who Died Twice Richard Osman

The second novel in the record-breaking number one bestselling Thursday Murder Club series from the biggest debut novelist in recent history

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